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Roma coach Di Francesco: Chelsea couldn't overcome fans love for Dzeko

Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco is pleased the market is shut with Edin Dzeko still a Giallorossi player.

Before Sunday's meeting with Hellas Verona, Di Francesco was asked about Emerson Palmieri being replaced by Jonathan Silva, but above all Edin Dzeko resist a Chelsea move.

“I am very happy that the transfer window is closed. VERY happy. Despite the rumours, Dzeko showed a great attitude towards the squad and is well-loved here. There is no split within the locker room.

“There has been enough talk and now is the time to win, because we can achieve our objective of a Champions League place and go further in Europe this season too. At times people forget that competition and we must do our best.

“I feel the club has absolute faith in me, but on the outside it seems like when I first arrived. That is only right, because criticism is part of my job. We have to recapture that confidence we had for a brief spell and can only get that with performances and results.

“Our fans are magnificent, as despite everything, they always supported us during dark times. The team has picked up less than it deserved, but I only ask for support, courage and strength.

“The Roma fans always say 'we were born to suffer,' and we must continue to suffer on the road towards important results."

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